APWU Secures Third Historic Staffing Agreement

June 21, 2021 Today, the American Postal Workers Union and postal management signed a major new agreement to address longstanding understaffing issues in mail processing functions at the Postal Service. Under the terms of the new agreement the “Function” 1 mail processing staffing will be increased with 3,741 new career positions. The agreement also establishes…

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APWU: PSEs to See Pay Raise Beginning May 22, 2021

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will receive a pay increase of 20 cents per hour. The additional pay will be reflected in pay checks dated June 11, 2021. The new hourly rates for PSEs can be found here. This is will be the fifth and final pay increase PSEs will receive…

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APWU: USPS Notification of Function 4 PSE Retention Survey

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Subject: PSE Retention Survey All, recently the Postal Service notified the APWU that they would be conducting a survey of PSEs assigned to Function 4. This survey is being referred to as “retention survey for Postal Support Employees (PSEs) currently assigned to Function 4 (Customer Service…

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APWU: Major Agreement Reached on Function 1 “Mail Processing” Staffing

December 24, 2020 Postal Management and the American Postal Workers Union signed a major Memorandum of Understanding to help address the chronic understaffing at mail processing facilities throughout much of the country. Under the terms of the new agreement, over 5,500 new career positions will be created at 192 installations. The number of career positions…

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APWU and USPS agree to Work Year List

July 8, 2020 The APWU and the USPS have agreed to the work year list for the term of the 2018-2021 National Agreement. Work years (formally known as man-years) is a term the utilized by the APWU and the Postal Service to define the size of postal installations throughout the country. The work year categories…

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APWU: Q and A on Temporary Exception Period – Clerk Craft Function 1 and Function 4

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:05 AM To: APWU National Officers Subject: Q and A on Temporary Exception Period- Clerk Craft Function 1 and Function 4-COVID-19 dated 052020 Please disseminate to the field this important Q and A clarification on the Temporary Exception Period-Clerk Craft Function 1 and Function 4- COVID-19…

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APWU Clerk Craft PSE Compliance Report for PP09

From: Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:05 AM To: APWU National Officers Subject: APWU PSE Compliance Report PP09 Brothers and Sisters, Please find attached the latest PSE compliance report for PP 09 2020 – 04/24/20. There are violations in the Cap Metro Area in the Capital and Baltimore Districts. I am in the…

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APWU: Highlights and Significant Changes contained in Contract Award

LENGTH OF CONTRACT Three Years: September 21, 2018 to September 20, 2021 CAREER EMPLOYEE GENERAL WAGE INCREASES Three annual general wage increases totaling 3.4% over the life of the Agreement. 1.3% effective November 24, 2018 (Retroactive) 1.1% effective November 23, 2019 (Retroactive) 1% effective November 21, 2020 COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENTS (COLA) Semiannual COLAs for career employees…

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